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31: The Theme Of Genocide In Night
... the term first. The term genocide derives from the Latin (genos=race, cide=killing) and means literally the killing or murder of an entire tribe or people. The most prolific genocide to date is the Holocaust. The Nazi Genocide of the Jewish people lasted from 1933-1945. The book Night is based on an account of a Jewish boy, being dehumanized by the holocaust. All genocides throughout history have ended up with mass murders of a civilian race. Genocide is not a new 20th century phenomenon. Not all known instances of genocide have been recorded, but genocides have occurred ... Muslims and Tutsis in Rwanda, slaughtering thousands. As late as 1998, Yugoslavia was committing genocide to the Ethnic Albanians of Kosovo. The Serbs called it an "ethnic cleansing". Where will the next genocide occur? The holocaust was so terrifying, so horrible, and so destructive, that the crime that Hitler and the Nazis committed deserved a new name. The word genocide was created because word that previously described it, "mass-murder", ...
32: Holocaust Surviovor Testimony
The Holocaust was a devastating event. It will be remembered forever. Statistics are important to learn just how many people perished as result of the Holocaust. But perhaps more shocking than statistics, are the words said by people who experienced the Holocaust first hand. It takes a certain person to survive through this tragic experience. To fully understand what qualities it takes to survive life through concentration camps, it is necessary to know what goes on ...
33: Holocaust 7
... took strong measures against the Jews. They burned the Talmud, a book of civil and religious laws, and torched other holy writings. Jews have always been considered lower class and were classed as dirty. The Holocaust of World War two emphasizes the mistreatment and brutality towards Jews more graphically than any other historical event.The Nazis began the terror by passing a series of laws that massively discriminated against the Jewish ... Nazis lied. The Nazis didn't want their prisoners to put up a fight. After all, resistance would make the job a lot harder for the guards. The Nazis did not spare the children.(www.holocaust.history/children.org) Two million children died of cold, thirst, heat, fire, abuse, crushing, piercing, disease, gunshot and gassing. At the final count, almost nine out of ten Jewish children alive before the war were dead after the Holocaust. The Jews from western Europe often traveled in passenger coaches to the camps. But the (Rossel, 1989) Nazis packed their Polish victims into freight cars and cattle cars. Vicious guards screamed at the passengers, ...
34: The History of Anti-Semitism Starting From the Bible to the Holocaust
The History of Anti-Semitism Starting From the Bible to the Holocaust In today's view of anti-Semitism, the most significant anti-Semitic movement was World War II and the Holocaust, however, all throughout history, a prejudice against the Jewish people has been present that might have led to this genocide. How could so many people be blind to this mass murder without having a feeling ... the Jews put more than 200,000 Jews to death. These massacres were later called the Pogroms (Glatzer). Many people believe that these early references and cases of anti-Semitism were the root for the Holocaust. From misconceptions of the Bible, the Great Crusades, to the early 20Th century Pogroms, they all helped build up a hate for the Jews . One of the first major anti-Semitic massacres took place ...
35: Explanation of the Holocaust in Freud's "Civilization and Its Discontents"
Explanation of the Holocaust in Freud's "Civilization and Its Discontents" Each individual member of society is governed by certain rules that serve to restrict their behavior. An example of one of these societal rules forced upon the individual ... that the world could sit idly by as millions of innocent people were removed from their homes, transported in cattle cars to concentration camps, and gassed to death? There have been many explanations for the Holocaust, many excuses, and many rationalizations made in describing the world's failure to act. The fact still remains that six million innocent men, women, and children were murdered. These explanations for the acts of Hitler ... famous psychologist whose opinion would have been most appreciated on the subject, Sigmund Freud, died just as Hitler began his ascent to power. However, it is possible to theorize on Freud's explanation of the Holocaust by using his work Civilization and Its Discontents. Freud's essay Civilization and Its Discontents was first published in 1930, while Freud resided in Vienna, Austria. Undoubtedly, Freud was aware of the happenings in ...
36: The Holocaust, An Injustice And Tragedy
The Holocaust, An Injustice And Tragedy INTRODUCTION The Holocaust was not just an event. It was a process that continued for over a decade and involved millions of people. It was the effort of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany to exterminate ... Witnesses, Communists, but only three groups were targeted for systematic extermination: Jews, the handicapped, and the Sinti and Roma, often known as Gypsies. Of all the examples of injustice against humanity in history, the Jewish Holocaust has to be one of the most prominent. In the period of 1933 to 1945, the Nazis waged a vicious war against Jews and other "lesser races". The Holocaust was a dark time in ...
37: Night: The Holocaust
Night: The Holocaust Wiesel's Night is about what the Holocaust did, not just to the Jews, but by extension, to humanity. People all over the world were devastated by this atrocious act, and there are still people today who haven't overcome the effects. One ... the young boy's neck does not break when he falls, and he suffers for over a half-hour. The suffering of the child is comparable to the suffering endured by many Jews during the Holocaust. He fought for his life, at times even seeing a bit of hope, only to be destroyed in the end. The Jews fought for everything they had, from their possessions at the beginning, to ...
38: Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust
Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust Six million Jews and another six million non-Jews were killed during the European Holocaust by a German dictator named Adolph Hitler. Hitler and the SS-Secret Service were prejudice against the Jews and anyone else that threatened the Aryan race. They humiliated and exterminated millions of Jews - this was ... On December 11, 1941, Hitler declared war on the United States. This declaration brought American troops and its Allies into war in Europe and gave millions of Jews hope for survival. Although some historians and Holocaust survivors believe FDR betrayed the Jews by not bombing death camps such as, Auschwitz and Buchenwald; FDR did more than anyone else to save the Jews. During his presidency, FDR had publicly condemned anti- ...
39: The Holocaust
The Holocaust To many people, the holocaust is something they would like to forget but can't. When they close their eyes, they can still smell the odor of the deceased. As the GI's walked into the death camps, they ones ... would have never believed this was possible." I don't think that I can even imagine how bad this was. I have no idea how much this scarred the lives of so many people. The holocaust was such a terrible event. Many people would like not to believe it, but they need to know the truth. This happened and it killed about over ten million human beings in the most ...
40: Survival (on The Book Night)
The book Night is about the holocaust as experienced by Elie Weisel from inside the concentration camps. During World War II millions of innocent Jews were taken from their homes to concentration camps, resulting in the deaths of 6 million people. There were many methods of survival for the prisoners of the holocaust during World War II. In the book Night, there were three main modes of survival, faith, family, and food. From the examples in the book Night, faith proved to be the most successful in helping people survive the holocaust. While obtaining food seemed to be the entire purpose of life for the people imprisoned in the camps, it often killed more people than it saved. Though focusing on food seemed like a logical ...

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